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DeeSeven 04-15-2014 09:35 AM

Hi8 Tape stuck - Is there any way to fix this?
I have a hi8 tape that is "stuck" it won't rewind nor fast forward. I can't turn the reel it possible to open the tape and switch it with another case? or is it basically dead?

volksjager 04-15-2014 10:23 AM

take it apart and try to carefully unstick it by unreeling a little bit
the tape is probably just stuck to the next layer

DeeSeven 04-15-2014 11:05 AM

thanks volksjager ill give it a try

kpmedia 04-20-2014 07:20 AM

Right now, it doesn't sound like a new clamshell is needed. Part of the tape is stuck for some reason. That's all we know.
Yes, open it up.

dpalomaki 04-21-2014 03:34 PM

You may not need to open the cassette if all you want to do is manually advance or rewind the tape a bit.

On the bottom of the cassette, centered at the label edge is a rectangular slot (about 4x7mm). In that6 That slot is a small tab that when pushed to the rear unlocks the reels and you can manually turn them.

If that tab is missing or broken the reels may remain locked and a replacement or repaired case is likely in order. Keep in mind that 8mm tape is not as physically forgiving as VHS.

DeeSeven 04-23-2014 04:42 PM

thanks dpalomaki for some reason that wasn't working, I had to take the tape down to lowes and play which screwdriver will open you up game :). Found one and unscrewed the tape. didn't see anything "weird" going on, just forwarded the tape a little bit manually then screwed it back together and works like a charm....damn shame the tape has 5 minutes of footage on it lol but whatever all in a days work

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